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Beyond the Vlog - The Business of the Web Series

As broadcast and cable television series have proliferated we’ve seen a massive growth in the dramatic web series.

The Television Series: Notes From VIFF Industry Panels

It’s both an exciting and scary time for content creators, no more so than in the field of the television series. In 2015, there are 400 original scripted series on television. How do you break through the noise to secure funding, and make a success for your show?

Canadian Broadcaster Looking for Next YouTube Stars

The seismic shifts that the internet is bringing about in the entertainment and media industry continued to concentrate minds on the second day of VIFF Industry.

Making the Leap from Low-Budget To Studio Filmmaking

The second session of the final day at VIFF Industry was a one-on-one with fortysomething director Jay Duplass. Duplass gave a refreshingly candid account of the highs and lows in his career as he transitioned from no-budget films to big budget Hollywood productions.

Ondi Timoner and Disruptive Artists

The final day of VIFF Industry - the industry event of the Vancouver International Film Festival - focused as in previous years on indie film and programme making.

VIFF Industry: Crowdfunding Not Just About Raising Cash

If you’re crowdfunding your film primarily to raise money then you’ve probably got your priorities wrong.

A Climate Scientist Gets Elected. My Risk Pays Off.

When, on the night of Tuesday 14th May, the results came in for the 2013 election in British Columbia in Canada, it marked the end of what seemed like a very long journey for me.

Vancouver Film & TV Forum: Deflating Film Industry

Today (Saturday 2nd) is the final day of the Vancouver Film and TV Forum, New Filmmakers Day.

Storyville at Vancouver Film and Television Forum

After hearing Peter Dekom's provocative keynote speech at the Vancouver Film and Television Forum (they dropped the word "Trade" from the Forum's title this year, I notice), I missed most of the Film Day and Wednesday's Television themed day. But I was back for the full day of the Storyville panels and events.

Vancouver Film and Television Forum 2009: Storyville Pitching Session

Following the Vancouver Film and Television Forum's Storyville morning session, with the introductions to the panel of commissing editors, we had the pitching session in the afternoon. What a contrast to the last pitching session that I saw at the VIFF Trade Forum.

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